A Fourth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (Thomas Clark)
Thomas Clark's A Fourth Set of Psalm & Hymn Tunes is not dated, but was published c1808. The imprint of the first edition of the book reads 'LONDON Printed for the Author, and sold by JAMES PECK, No 47 Lombard Street. Messrs WILLIAMS & SMITH Stationers Court. and Messrs BUTTON & WHITAKER, St Pauls Chh Yard'. The book was reissued c1815 by Button, Whitaker & Beadnell.
The work was advertised as a potential forthcoming publication in Clark's A Third Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (entered at Stationers' Hall on 23 December 1807): the index of tunes in that book is followed by the comment 'The very favourable reception which the Composers preceding works have experienced induce him to intimate his intention to publish A FOURTH Set of PSALM & HYMN TUNES &c'.
In turn, A Fourth Set of Psalm & Hymn Tunes has an indication of the forthcoming publication of A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes:
'The Author respectfully begs permission to return sincere thanks for the very favourable manner in which his compositions have been received; from the unexpected success of which, he is induced to announce his intention to commence very shortly, A new set of TUNES & PIECES to be published in twelve monthly numbers.'
The Hymn Tune Index notes that the copy of A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes at British Library shelfmark B.1170.a. has a watermark date of 1809.
Publication date and place: c. 1808 by James Peck in London
Description of contents
The collection consists of 29 metrical psalm or hymn tunes followed by five set-pieces (through-composed settings of metrical texts).
The music is laid out in full score with the soprano air next to the bass. The treble clef is used for soprano, alto, and tenor parts, with both the alto and tenor parts being notated an octave above sounding pitch. The vocal bass part is figured.
List of works
|1||RAINHAM. C.M. Psalm 122. Dr Watts.||How did my heart rejoice to hear|
|2||RESIGNATION. C.M. Hy: 276. Dr Rippons selectn||My times of sorrow and of joy|
|3||SUPPLICATION. C.M. Ps: 5. Dr Watts.||Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear|
|4||WALMER. C.M. Hy: 232. Dr Doddridge.||In one harmonious cheerful song|
|5||CORUNNA. C.M. Hy: 201. Dr Doddridge.||High let us swell our tuneful notes|
|6||GREEN STREET. C.M. Hy: 90. B: 2. Dr Watts.||How sad our state by nature is|
|7||HARBOROUGH. C.M. Hy: 99. Dr Rippon.||O that I knew the secret place|
|8-9||TRUMPET. C.M. Hy: 7. B: 1. Dr Watts.||Let every mortal ear attend|
|10||ROCKINGHAM. L. M. Hy: 122. B: 2. Dr Watts.||My God, permit me not to be|
|11||KINGSGATE. L.M. Hy: 285. Dr Doddridge.||Come, thou celestial Spirit, come|
|12||MONTSERRAT. L.M. Hy: 87. B: 1. Dr Watts.||Thus saith the high and lofty one|
|13||WESTBERE. L.M. Hy: 50. Dr Doddridge.||Loud let the tuneful trumpet sound|
|14||CHINA. L.M.||Against the God who rules the sky|
|15||EVINGTON. L.M. Ps: 84. Dr Watts.||How pleasant, how divinely fair|
|16||NORTHFLEET. L.M. Hy: 120. Dr Doddridge.||Indulgent sovereign of the skies|
|17-19||EXALTATION. L.M. Hy: 26. Dr Rippon's selectn||Eternal power, whose high abode|
|20||LEINSTER. S.M. Hy. 72. Dr Doddridge.||Ye humble souls, rejoice|
|21||DURSLEY. S.M. Psalm 63 Dr Watts.||My God, permit my tongue|
|22||AYLESFORD. S.M. Psalm 61. Dr Watts.||When, overwhelmed with grief|
|22-23||IRVINE. S.M.D. Hy: 238. Wesleys colln||Father, in whom we live|
|24||SEATON. P.M. Hy: 347. Dr Rippons colln||Holy wonder, heavenly grace|
|25||ALDHAM. P.M. Ps: 122. Mr Merrick.||The festal morn, my God, is come|
|26||KESWICK. P.M. Hy: 98. Mr Wesleys colln||Saviour, prince of Israel's race|
|27||BARKING. P.M. Ps: 146. Dr Watts.||I'll praise my maker while I've breath|
|28||GOODNESTONE. P.M. Hy: 118. Dr Doddridge.||O Zion, tune thy voice|
|29||TEMPLE. P.M. Ps: 84. Dr Watts.||Lord of the worlds above|
|30-31||MERTON. P.M. Hy: 486. Mr Wesleys colln||Come, let us ascend, my companion and friend|
|32-33||FUNERAL. P.M. Hy: 48. Mr Wesley's colln||Rejoice for a brother deceased|
|34-35||MOUNT VESUVIUS. P.M.||Great God, thy dread decrees|
|36-39||HOPE. Ps: 16. Dr Watts.||When God is nigh, my faith is strong|
|40-44||RESTORATION. Hy: 96. B: 2. Dr Watts.||Down headlong from their native skies|
|45-48||TRIUMPH. Hy: 33. Dr Doddridge.||My soul, triumphant in the Lord|
|49-53||The HAPPY MAN. Written by Mr Wm Kingsford.||Happy the man prepared to reign|
|54-59||SALVATION. Hy 88 B 2 Dr Watts||Salvation, O the joyful sound|
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